Skyview Holds On Late In 28-14 Win At Evergreen
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 17, 2009
Skyview was looking to make another statement Friday night as they traveled to McKenzie Stadium to play Evergreen. The thing is, so were the Plainsmen. Skyview, coming off their best game of the year last week in a 41-0 home win over Battle Ground was a heavy favorite Friday night and most people thought would have little trouble with the young Evergreen team that defeated them 41-17 last season.
Evergreen struck first as the Plainsmen drove 95 yards in 16 plays that took 7:50 and was capped off by a 1 yard QB sneak from Marvin Thomas. Two drives later however, Skyview answered as Storm QB Austin Dodge hit WR Karl Graves on a 5 yard slant and tied the game at 7-7.
Evergreen went 3 and out on their next possession and punter Septi Danciu decided it was time for fake punt, the problem was that he was the only Evergreen player (or coach) who knew this and it failed, giving Skyview the ball at Evergreen’s 22. 5 plays later, Dodge again connected with Graves, this time from 9 yards out and the Storm were now up 13-7. The extra point was blocked by Evergreen Sr. Kyle Toohey.
Skyview took the second half kick and 2 plays later, Storm RB Matt Spears ran in from 53 yards out and Skyview appeared to be taking total control of the game, now up 20-7.
Evergreen was not quite ready to give the game over, and the Plainsmen again went on a long march, this time 64 yards in 13 plays and 7:03 capped off by Richie Townsend’s 7 yard run, and the score was 20-14.
On the Storm’s next drive, Evergreen DB Kyle Cahoon caused a fumble on a completed pass, which was picked up by Plainsmen DB Nick Mace and ran back to just outside the Storm 10. And we mean just outside the 10. Evergreen then appeared to score as Townsend cut in on the left side, but the ball was spotted just outside the goal line, and just short of the first down.
Skyview, punted and Evergreen started to drive again, when the Plainsmen fumbled, and 2 plays later Skyview put the game out of reach as Dodge this time found TE Dallin Shirley who rumbled 43 yards for the TD. Skyview went for 2, and Dodge found a wide open Jonny Barrett in the end zone making the score 28-14.
With the win, Skyview improves to 5-2 and 3-0 in league play. The Storm will host Kelso (5-2 2-1) on Thursday at Kiggins Bowl.
Evergreen drops to 3-4 and 1-2 on the season with the loss and will travel to Battle Ground (3-4 0-3) on Friday at District Stadium.
Bryan – Skyview √
Mike – Skyview √
Eve — Marvin Thomas 1 run (Septi Danciu kick)
Sky — Karl Graves 5 pass from Austin Dodge (Nick Phillips kick)
Sky — Graves 9 pass from Dodge (kick blocked)
Sky — Matt Spears 53 run (Phillips kick)
Eve — Richie Townsend 6 run (Danciu kick)
Sky — Dallin Shirley 43 pass from Dodge (Jonny Barrett pass from Dodge)